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Young Women and Leadership 2020

Young Women and Leadership

March 10, 2020, 8:00am – 2:30pm

Boise State University, Student Union Building

For one full school day, 9th-12th-grade students will participate in keynote addresses, networking, and skill-building sessions. In its inaugural journey, we have worked with an advisory committee of educators, students, civic organizations, and community leaders to build what we hope will be a lasting impact community event. Women and men alike have lauded our original Women and Leadership Conference as a life-changing experience, and would frequently comment that they wished they had something like the adult conference for their daughter or son. We want you to know we heard you, and agree that leadership skills and the desire to grow into a future leader should begin in the teen years.

8:00 – 8:25 Registration

8:25 – 8:45 Opening Remarks, Lauren McLean, Mayor, City of Boise & Dr. Marlene Tromp, President, Boise State University

8:45 – 9:45 Cherie Hoeger, Co-Founder, & Meghan Holton Customer Experience Manager, Saalt

9:45 – 9:55 Break/Transition

9:55 – 10:55 Skill Builder I (Pick one)

            AAUW, You have the Power! You have the influence! Why not use it? 
            Nicole Oke, Changing Your Meaning Can Change Your Life 
            Jess Flynn, Speaking with Strength 

10:55 – 11:25 Lunch

11:25 – 12:25 Jennifer Martinez, Social Change Associate/Organizer, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

12:25 – 12:35 Break/Transition

12:35 – 1:35 Skill Builder II (Pick one)

            Jeremy Harper, Microaggressions and Microresistance
                [CANCELLED] Brittney Johnson, Gridiron Girl: Life as a Female Football Staffer
            Wendy Wong, How You Doin’? What employers & colleges are actually looking for
            Emily Baker, Self-Advocacy

1:35 – 1:40 Closing

1:40 – 2:30 Food, Drink, & Conversation: Personal Development Organization Reception & Networking



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